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  • 5 May 2015

    The Colombian Navy recently interrupted a human smuggling attempt in the Gulf of Uraba. 41 migrants of different nationalities were being transported aboard three vessels operated by six Colombian smugglers who were arrested. The migrants were trying to reach Central America through Panama. The migrants, as well as the vessels they were travelling in, and smugglers were taken […]

  • 28 April 2015

    A total of 1.3 tons of cocaine was seized in just two operation in the waters off Colombia in less than a week. In the most recent operation, the Colombian Navy seized one ton of cocaine being smuggled to Central America. Officials spotted two speedboats carrying suspicious cargo and immediately launched their pursuit. Two people […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Columbian president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón christened two former German navy Type 206 A submarines in Cartagena, Colombia. The submarines have been acquired under the Colombian Navy’s modernization plan. The Type 206 A submarines were upgraded by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and will replace two identically named subs, the ARC Intrépido und ARC Indomable, which have been in service […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy informs that 388 kilograms of cocaine has been found aboard a Malta-flagged cargo vessel “Jabal Nafusa”, in Port Bolivar, Guajira.   The operation was carried out by the Coast Guard Station of Port Bolivar, together with the Colombian Navy divers who found the illegal cargo hidden in the rudder compartment of the vessel. A total of 323 packages with […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy, in a joint operation with the Colombian Air Force, seized about 120 kilograms of cocaine yesterday, March 8. The operation was conducted in the waters north of Isla de Providencia (Old Providence), Colombia, and resulted in the arrest of three individuals involved in the smuggling act. The smugglers were transporting the illicit cargo […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy rescued four fishermen whose craft went adrift while they were fishing in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 11 kilometers from the coast of Puerto Colombia.   Their vessel, “Colombia 28”, suffered a failure in the electrical system without a chance of starting the engine. Coast Guard Station Barranquilla started search and rescue […]

  • 8 September 2015

    The Colombian Navy, in cooperation with the Air Force and the National Police, seized a total of 630 kilograms of cocaine in Colombian waters. Officials stated that the drugs, valued at more that $20 million, were heading to Central and North America. Colombian Coast Guard spotted a suspicious boat in the Colombian waters of the South […]

  • 4 March 2016

    Colombian Navy’s Neptuno Task Force Against Drug Trafficking joined forces with National Police and the Technical Investigation Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office – CTI to seize 1,173 kilograms of cocaine in the ​​Mulatos area, Gulf of Urabá, Colombia On March 3 members of the ‘Neptuno’ unit detected a four-crew Go Fast vessel that set sail from a […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales and DCNS announced that the comprehensive modernisation programme of the Colombian Navy’s four Almirante Padilla class frigates has been concluded with a successful Sea Acceptance Test of the class’s fourth ship.   The contract with the Colombian authorities was signed early 2009, with DCNS acting as prime contractor and Thales as the lead systems […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    CARIS Bathy DataBASE (BDB) training took place recently at the Colombian Navy’s Center for Hydrographic and Oceanographic Studies (Centro de Investigaciones idrográficas y Oceanográficas (CIOH)) based in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia by a software company CARIS.   Bathy DataBASE delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of sonar […]

  • 21 January 2016

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 27 May 2014

    Delegates from the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet met with members of the Colombian Navy, May 20-21, during an Operational Naval Committee (ONC) conference.   Hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO) in Mayport, the ONC brings together representatives from the U.S. and Colombian Navy so they may meet in person and […]

  • 2 December 2014

    The Colombian Navy, with the assistance of the Narcotics Police Department and Santa Marta Coast Guard Station, managed to seize 99.4 kilograms of cocaine aboard a cargo vessel. The cocaine was hidden in one of the containers aboard the Singapore-flagged “Star Standard” cargo ship. “Star Standard” was on its way from Turbo, Colombia to Antwerp, […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy, together with the Colombian Air Force, seized 505 kilograms of cocaine in an operation against drug trafficking.   The operation took place approximately 70 nautical miles north of Santa Marta – Magdalena, where units of the Navy and aircraft of the Colombian Air Force detected and intercepted a boat carrying the cargo of alkaloids. Approximately […]

  • 15 August 2014

    The Colombian Navy intercepted a vessel carrying three Cuban nationals who were trying to reach the United States through Colombia, Central America.   As part of the initiative of developing maritime control and national sovereignty in the general area of ​​the Gulf of Urabá, the Coast Guard Station Uraba near Sapzurro, Chocó, boarded the vessel that was […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme. Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. Olivier Michel, DCNS […]

  • 27 May 2015

    Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet, welcomed members of the Colombian Navy to Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Florida, for the annual U.S. Navy and Colombian Navy Operational Naval Committee (ONC) conference, May 20 – 21. During the ONC conference, participants engaged in face-to-face discussions regarding their involvement […]

  • 8 November 2011

      Another cocaine-carrying submarine was captured on Nov 4 by Colombian Navy with assistance of national air force and US Navy. Last time three submarines carrying drugs were detained in June 2011. According to Colombian Navy’s release, the sub was detected 50 miles off Colombian port Cartagena. During attempt to seize the submarine, the crew […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy seized a drug shipment in the Colombian Pacific on Friday. In the operation, conducted by the naval and Coast Guard units, more than 300 kilograms of cocaine were seized. Three Ecuadorians were attempting to transport a total of 340 packages to Central America. The authorities sent the shipment to the Coast Guard Station Buenaventura, where […]

  • 21 October 2013

    Less than a week after arriving on station following a port visit in Panama, USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and helicopter squadron disrupted a shipment of 1,000 kg. of cocaine off the coast of Colombia in coordination with the Colombian navy Oct. 9. Rentz worked closely with […]

  • 26 June 2014

    The Colombian Navy rescued 35 people which were left adrift in the waters of the Colombian Pacific after their boat experienced mechanical failure.   MV Mary Patricia, with 27 passengers and 8 crew members aboard,  encountered the issues on Monday, June 23 at approximately 20:00 hours near Gorgona Island. As soon as the Coast Guard […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy expanded its fleet of coastal patrol vessels on October 31. ARC Punta Espada, the first patrol vessel completely constructed in Colombia, was built by the Colombian Navy-run COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena. Punta Espada, whose construction started on December 27, 2013, is the third vessel of the CPV-46 class design. It will be crewed by 22 personnel, […]

  • 13 August 2014

    The Colombian Navy found 29 illegal immigrants from Asia in two places in the Chocó coast during the development of search operations and area control in the Colombian Pacific. The first group of 12 foreigners was found by troops of the Marine Infantry Brigade No.2 near the village Arusí in rural Nuquí, Chocó. The subjects are between 29 […]

  • 17 July 2014

    Units of the Colombian Navy seized 196 kilograms of cocaine aboard a “Corvina” type vessel which was moored in Buenaventura – Valle del Cauca.   With the help of the Pacific Coast Guard, they managed to locate the vessel and perform an inspection. The Navy found an iron cylinder torpedo hidden under the nets aboard the vessel and […]

  • 24 February 2015

    The Colombian Navy found 102 kilograms of cocaine hidden aboard a Cyprus-flagged tanker. Navy divers, who were conducting underwater inspections in the Cartagena Bay, located the drugs in a compartment in the area of the rudder of the Prisco Alexandra tanker. Two persons with a suitcase containing 102 packages of the drug were found inside. The […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Colombian state-owned shipbuilder Cotecmar launched the third offshore patrol vessel for the Colombian Navy, during a December 1 ceremony in Cartagena. The vessel was named ARC Santander and christened in the presence of the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. ARC Santander is the third of six offshore patrol vessels built indigenously for the Colombian Navy. Construction […]

  • 6 November 2014

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by the President of Colombia, visited Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll alongside in Cartagena, Colombia on Friday, 31 October. President Santos was joined by his wife, Colombia’s First Lady. While on board HMS Argyll the party were introduced to members of the […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Industry news

    Turkish shipbuilder STM said it has offered its solutions for the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition program at the Colombiamar 2017 trade fair and congress. Colombia plans to acquire four frigates under the PES program to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. While STM did […]

  • 31 March 2016

    Royal Navy’s River-class offshore patrol boat HMS Mersey was welcomed by the Band of the Colombian Navy as she docked in the port of Cartagena on the latest stop during her Caribbean deployment. After two weeks of patrols in the western Caribbean on the lookout for drug-runners, the Portsmouth-based warship paid her first visit to South America. […]